While Pacific Drilling may be a young company, our management is composed of industry veterans, averaging more than 20 years of relevant experience in their respective fields of expertise.

Christian Beckett , , , CEO

CHRISTIAN J. BECKETT has served as chief executive officer since April 2008 and as a member of the board of directors since March 11, 2011. He has more than 20 years’ experience in the energy industry.

Prior to joining Pacific Drilling, Beckett led the strategic business development and planning group at Transocean Ltd. from 2004 to 2008. From 2001 to 2004, he served at McKinsey & Company, Inc., where he provided strategic and operating advice to global energy companies and governments. And from 1990 to 2001, he worked for Schlumberger Limited in a series of international management roles with increasing responsibilities.

Beckett holds a Bachelor of Science degree in exploration geophysics from University College London and an MBA from Rice University.

Paul Reese , , , CFO

PAUL T. REESE joined Pacific Drilling in October 2008 and was appointed to his current position of chief financial officer in February 2014. He previously served as vice president, controller.

Reese has been a finance professional in the oilfield services and E&P space for more than 20 years. Prior to joining Pacific Drilling, he was controller for the global exploration and development divisions at BHP Billiton Petroleum.

From 1995 to 2007, Reese served in various financial management roles at Transocean, including finance director for the North and South America business units, assistant vice president for audit and advisory services, and finance manager for the Asia and Australia and South America regions, with international posts in Asia and Central and South America.

Prior to joining Transocean, Reese was an auditor in the Houston offices of Arthur Andersen LLP. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics and managerial studies and a Master of Accounting from Rice University.

Cees Van Diemen , , , COO

CEES VAN DIEMEN joined Pacific Drilling in 2009 and was appointed chief operating officer in August 2013. He provides overall direction and maximizes HSE and operational performance, growth and profitability, overseeing the day-to-day leadership and management of the operations and technical support functions while meeting client contractual responsibilities and regulatory compliance.

He has more than 37 years of industry experience and began his career offshore with Sedneth (now Transocean) in 1977. His extensive industry experience includes 25 years at Neddrill/Noble, where he held various management positions working with jack-ups, semi-submersibles and drillships, and as a result residing in several countries in Europe, North and South America and West Africa.

Van Diemen concluded his national service duty as a first lieutenant in the army. He holds a bachelor’s degree in automotive engineering from the University of Arnhem, The Netherlands.

Michael Acuff , , , SVP Sales & Business Development

MICHAEL D. ACUFF was appointed senior vice president of sales and business development in June 2014, responsible for management and administration of the company’s sales, contract acquisition and corporate planning activities. Acuff has more than 15 years of industry experience and most recently was senior vice president of contracts and marketing at Diamond Offshore.

His extensive industry experience includes more than a decade at Transocean, where he held various management positions in marketing, corporate planning, operations and human resources. Prior to joining Transocean, Acuff served in the U.S. Army from 1993 to 1997 as battery executive officer, battalion personnel officer and platoon leader.

Acuff holds a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the University of Tennessee and an MBA in finance from Rice University.

John Boots , , , VP Finance & Treasurer

JOHANNES (JOHN) P. BOOTS was appointed vice president of finance and treasurer in December 2009, responsible for the company’s global treasury and insurance activities, which include management of the capital structure, financing transactions, liquidity, credit ratings, financial risks, and relationships with investment and commercial banks and capital markets institutions. In addition, he is managing the Luxembourg office.

He has 25-plus years of experience in public and private U.S. and European companies in the international oil service sector. Before joining Pacific Drilling, Boots was corporate treasurer at Global Industries for four years, preceded by two years as interim financial consultant, and 14 years at Noble Corp. and its predecessor Neddrill in various financial management roles, including treasury, corporate planning, accounting and internal audit. Prior to Noble, he worked in the shipping and transportation industry for several years in various operational management roles.

Boots holds a Bachelor of Science degree in business economics from the University of Alkmaar, the Netherlands.

Kinga Doris , , , VP General Counsel

KINGA E. DORIS was appointed vice president general counsel in September 2010. She has nearly 20 years of experience advising global energy companies, most recently with Pride International, where as chief counsel she was responsible for legal affairs of the global operations and strategic planning groups.

Ms. Doris’ legal experience includes seven years with Core Laboratories, where as assistant general counsel she handled legal affairs in more than 30 foreign jurisdictions. Prior to her work as in-house counsel, she was an associate attorney in the Houston offices of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld and LeBoeuf, Lamb, Greene & MacRae. She is a frequent guest speaker on the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and anti-corruption-related subjects. She holds a juris doctor from Texas Tech University School of Law and is admitted to practice in Texas.

Michelle Hobbs , , , VP Human Resources

MICHELLE HOBBS was appointed vice president of human resources in October 2008. She has global responsibility for the human resources function, including HR strategy development and execution, organizational planning and design, recruitment, compensation, payroll, benefits and training.

Hobbs has more than 20 years of experience. Prior to joining Pacific Drilling, she held human resources roles in the geophysical industry, engineering, and oil and gas. She also held international posts in the U.K. and Canada.

Hobbs holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from the University of Houston.

Paul Linkin , , , VP QHSE

PAUL LINKIN was appointed vice president of quality and HSE in March 2009. He has more than 20 years’ experience in the energy industry.

Prior to joining Pacific Drilling, he worked for Schlumberger for 18 years. Linkin held global roles with the company’s QHSE from 2003 to 2009, during which time he implemented global QHSE management systems and supporting infrastructure and processes. From 1998 to 2003, he served in regional QHSE and operations management positions. During his early years with the Schlumberger, he served in a series of international field management roles with increasing responsibilities.

Linkin holds a Bachelor of Engineering honors degree in electrical and electronic engineering from Portsmouth Polytechnic.

Bob MacChesney , , , SVP Key Accounts

ROBERT F. MacCHESNEY was appointed senior vice president of key accounts in 2014. He joined Pacific Drilling in September 2008 and previously held positions of senior vice president/chief marketing operations officer and chief operations officer.

MacChesney has more than 30 years’ experience in the drilling industry. Prior to joining Pacific Drilling, he served at Transocean from 2000 to 2008 and at Schlumberger Limited and Sedco Forex Limited from 1979 to 2000. During his tenure with Transocean and Schlumberger, he held a variety of positions in operations management and marketing, including country manager in Malaysia, India, Brazil and the U.K., region manager in the Middle East and India, and corporate director of deepwater marketing.

Edgar Rincon , , , VP Operations Support

EDGAR RINCON was appointed vice president of operations support in August 2013, responsible for engineering, major projects, new-build construction, and procurement and supply chain. He has more than 15 years of experience in the consulting and energy industries. Rincón joined Pacific Drilling in 2009 as vice president of procurement and supply chain and in 2010 was promoted to vice president of commercial, taking responsibilities for strategic planning and business development.

Before joining Pacific Drilling, Rincón worked for McKinsey & Company for 10 years. During his tenure, he worked on operational, organizational and strategic issues for multinational oil companies, national oil companies, and oil field service companies. He led or contributed to more than 50 consulting engagements and was a core leader of McKinsey’s Latam Energy and Materials Practice as well as its Global Petroleum Practice.

Rincón holds a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from Universidad Simón Bolívar in Venezuela and an MBA (distinction) from the University of Michigan Business School.

Amy Roddy , , , VP Investor Relations & External Communications

AMY L. RODDY was appointed vice president of investor relations and external communications in February 2013, responsible for management of the company’s investor relations, media and other communications efforts.

She joined the company in 2011 and has more than 11 years of industry experience, including time at Transocean, where she held management positions in investor relations and corporate planning. Prior to joining Transocean, Roddy worked as a process engineer for Fluor Corp.

Roddy holds a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from Texas A&M University, as well as a Master of Engineering Management and an MBA from Northwestern University.

Matthew Schwartz , , , VP Audit & Compliance

MATTHEW P. SCHWARTZ was appointed vice president of audit and compliance in April 2014. He is responsible for the company’s internal audit function and for developing, maintaining and overseeing the management of the compliance program within the organization.

He joined the company in 2010 and has nearly 20 years of finance and audit experience, with more than 14 years in the offshore drilling industry, including a decade at Transocean.

Schwartz holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting and business administration from the University of Kansas and an MBA from Baker University.

Tony Seeliger , , , VP Americas

TONY SEELIGER was appointed vice president of Americas in July 2012. He provides overall direction and guidance to the operational activities in the Americas with the objective of maximizing HSE and operational performance, growth and profitability, as well as day-to-day leadership and management of the Americas operations functions.

Seeliger joined Pacific with 20-plus years of industry experience, including an extensive background in operations management. He spent nine years with Ensco/Pride, most recently as vice president of Middle East and Africa activities and previously in similar management positions based in Brazil, the Gulf of Mexico and corporate/Houston. Prior to Ensco/Pride, Seeliger held various positions at industry-related companies including Santa Fe International and Amerada Hess Corp.

He holds a Bachelor of Science in business administration from the University of Southern California and a Master of Business Administration from Southern Methodist University.

Richard Tatum , , , VP Controller

RICHARD E. TATUM was appointed vice president controller in March 2014 and serves as the company’s principal accounting officer. Tatum joined Pacific Drilling in October 2010 and most recently was director of financial reporting. Tatum has more than 14 years of experience in offshore drilling and public accounting.

Prior to joining the company, he served at Frontier Drilling from 2009 until its merger with Noble Drilling Corp. Tatum began his career as an auditor with Grant Thornton LLP, where he held a variety of roles with increasing responsibilities; his latest as manager in Grant Thornton’s National Professional Standards Group.

Tatum received his Bachelor of Business Administration and Master in Professional Accounting degrees from the University of Texas at Austin and is a CPA.

Coy Wright , , , VP Information Technology

COY WRIGHT has served as vice president of information technology for Pacific Drilling since December 2008. He has 25 years of experience managing information technology within global energy, banking and high technology companies.

Prior to joining Pacific Drilling, he served as director of information technology for GulfMark Offshore Inc. from 2005 to 2008 and was responsible for global information technology. From 2002 to 2005, Wright was vice president of applications for Amegy Bank. Prior to joining Amegy, he held senior information technology positions with Cable and Wireless, Halliburton(Landmark Graphics) and Weatherford International.

Wright holds a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) with a focus in management information systems from the University of Houston.
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